Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal
Day 413 – September 7, 2012
I’m guessing there will be a great deal of plants with this week’s theme from WordPress, which is renewal.
Add one more to that list.
Early September south of the Equator means spring is a few weeks away. Before the season changes, the municipal workers in our district are hard at work preparing the greenery.
Who am I kidding? Regardless of the season these folk are always hard at work.
This end-of-winter task involves laying down new grass on traffic islands and planting bright flowers along those same medians. It also includes trimming the trees and shrubs so that all the old growth can be pruned away to make way for the new buds and shoots just itching to come out and enjoy the vernal sunshine (when it decides to take its sweet ol’ time to arrive).
The workers maintain the trees on traffic islands in steps so that as one drives down the road, one can see a progression. Sort of like watching a time-lapse video from the comfort of your car.
We take some typical trees (please contact your local botanist or use the Leafsnap app to identify the variety)…
…give them a haircut and leave the debris, and…
…voila! Neatly coiffed shrubbery ready to show off their springtime colors.
All done for the renewal of the flora around Lima.